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Former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was picked as the new pope. Here are some facts about the new pope:
He will now go by the name of Pope Francis.
He's the first non-European pope in modern times.
He was the runner-up to Pope Benedict, the man he's replacing, at the 2005 conclave.
He's 76 years old and only has one lung, after losing one to infection when he was a teenager.
He's considered an intellectual who lives a modest life, often traveling by bus and cooking his own meals.
He visits and tries to help the poor.
He's believed to be theologically orthodox and socially conservative.